Nissan is playing a game of hide ‘n’ heat. It’s offering free two-tone leather trim with heated front seats to all customers who buy a Micra SX before the end of the year. But that’s not all. The Micra SX also comes with free insurance for a year if it’s purchased using Preferences, Nissan’s personal contract purchase plan.
The SX is the funkiest of Micras with the youngest average customer. They’re attracted to its 15" alloys, dark tinted headlamps and rear roof spoiler. Kit-wise, the SX is stacked. Electronic climate control, Intelligent Key, front fog lamps, a trip computer and six-speaker CD music system are all included together now with hide ‘n’ heat. There are six different Micra SX versions with a choice of 1.2- and 1.4-litre petrol engines, or an 82PS 1.5-litre dCi common rail diesel unit; each is offered with either three- or five-doors and prices start at £10,195. Is there a better equipped small car for the money? If there is, it’s been hiding because Nissan can’t find one.
In the New Year when these offers end, the leather trim and seats will become available as an option for £850.
To read our in depth road test of the Nissan Micra [ click here ]Published 3 November 2004